Tuesday, September 30, 2014


OMG.....this guy has so much detail on him, burned me out fast, but was still fun.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Skylander_still-life paint_01

I need more practice with digital so I am painting all of my girlfriend's Skylanders. They are fun things to paint and play with. This one was done in Painter in about 1hr 45 mins. Enjoy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Digital practice_9/15/2014

I thought I would give this lady a paint through. I liked her sketch for a new illustration I am working on. It is weird to go from sketch to finish image, I don't know why exactly but I think you iron out all of the possibilities that the sketch contains. Anyway this was done in  Corel Painter in about 2 hours. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Made a shade box for my tablet- 9/25/2014

I decided a few months ago that I won't be doing traditional plein air painting anymore, it is just a burden to keep the supplies fresh and clean, while avoiding the extreme heat here in the desert, especially with acrylics. ( don't leave a stay-wet palette in the hot car!) So I switched to using my Samsung tablet, but the glare was overwhelming even in the shade, so I built a portable shade box for it and the results are far better than I thought could happen.

Supplies: 1 old amazon box, I spray painted the inside a flat dark grey, black could work too
                8-  10 pound velcro strips
                1 old tripod easel